The nuisance

--- I stare at the blank paper in front of me. Question number one asks me to define poverty. EASY! I chuckle at the idea that there are possibly people out there who don't know what poverty is. Poverty is the state of being extremely poor. Done. The next question asks students how they can help … Continue reading The nuisance

My Silence Enables Ignorance Around Me

Ignorance is all around me, in my home. I've always been a stern believer of progressive values and systems. I have been blessed in my life to have had the opportunity to make friends from across countries, castes, religions and classes. Every dissimilarity that I come across makes me more intrigued to understand that dissimilarity, … Continue reading My Silence Enables Ignorance Around Me

Stand Up.

There are always discussions around us in the media, on twitter and general social media outlets about the new rulings or expectations that everyone HAS to stand up for the Indian National Anthem. I'm not the one to argue that I hate standing up for the national anthem however the forcefulness of the decision is … Continue reading Stand Up.

GE Series: The Conservative Party

By: Beth Vincent Beth Vincent is a first Year BSc International Development Student and Vice President of the Reading University Conservative Association   The Conservatives and the Labour party are considered the two main parties in the UK- although this becoming increasingly more contestable in recent election cycles. The most fundamental difference between the two … Continue reading GE Series: The Conservative Party

GE Series: Scottish National Party

By: Andrew Fry Andrew is a 2nd year French and International Relations student at the University of Aberdeen, but he also works seasonally in ASDA in his home town of Dundee. He has been involved in politics since the Scottish independence referendum in 2014. Background: The Scottish National Party, or SNP, was formed in 1934. … Continue reading GE Series: Scottish National Party

GE Series: The Liberal Democrats

By: Usman Mahmood Bukhari  An avid participant of student politics and former President of three different societies. Usman has been campaigning heavily on freedom of speech and having a humanist chaplaincy in the SU. He is a centrist who believes that helping people via pragmatic measure is the best way, and this is why he … Continue reading GE Series: The Liberal Democrats

GE Series: The Green Party

By: Jordan Smith   Jordan is currently a second year International Relation student at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the Co-President of Queen Mary Young Greens and the former leader and founder of Swindon Young Greens. The Green Party is the only party that has been consistently committed to a radical and progressive overhaul of … Continue reading GE Series: The Green Party

GE Series: The Labour Party

In this GE series, we sit down and understand the Labour Party in the UK. By: Michael Oatway Michael Oatway is a final year history and politics student at the University of Leicester. He has been member of the Labour party since October 2014 and has stood in local elections as well as being the … Continue reading GE Series: The Labour Party

GE Series: Why International Students Should Vote

The season of door knocking and leaflets invasion is upon us. Although it came 2 years early, its time to face the music and prepare for the 8th of June. Many international students studying in the UK don't know that they too have a right to vote. This information is never explicitly relayed to them … Continue reading GE Series: Why International Students Should Vote